About APJ Kalam : Born on October 15, 1931, in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram, Dr APJ Kalam served as the 11th President of India between 2002 and 2007.
Kalam, who had penned several books and inspired millions through his
philosophy of ‘simple living and high thinking’, died due to a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong on July 27, 2015.
Nation pays homage to APJ Abdul Kalam : The nation on Friday paid homage to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who is fondly remembered as the ‘People’s President’ and the ‘Missile Man of India’ on his third death anniversary.
His quotes that inspired all:
- “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”
- “Dream, dream, dream, dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.”
- “For great men, religion is a way of making friends: small people make religion a fighting tool.”
“To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”
- ” If you fail, never give up because FAIL means ” First Attempt In Learning.”
- “Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently.”
- “If you want to shine like a sun. First, burn like a sun.”
- “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
- “Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.”
- ” When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is life, economy flourishes.”
Interesting facts :
*Kalam used to read both Kuran, Bhagvad Gita.
*Kalam gave away his salary to charity.
*Once Kalam addressed 400 students without electricity at the place.
*Powering Rashtrapati Bhavan with solar energy.